Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi: What I Learned From Teaching Physics In Africa
In this short video, Dr. Hakeem M. Oluseyi, an internationally-recognized astrophysicist, educator, humanitarian, and TED Fellow, describes his experiences teaching in countries throughout southern Africa and his efforts to find new astronomers in the continent. as part of the 25th Anniversary Chicago Humanities Festival, Journeys.
Hakeem is not your average astrophysicist. From rural Mississippi, he took a circuitous route to a career in science, with a detour through Silicon Valley. With eight patents under his belt, he moved from the tech world to a life of research, teaching, and the global support of young scientists. He speaks about his inspiring journey and his cutting-edge work on computer, telescope, and in-space propulsion technology.
The video is an excerpt from the full "Hakeem Oluseyi: Star Search" program and a student matinee featuring Hakeem Oluseyi which was recorded on October 26, 2014 as part of the 25th Anniversary Chicago Humanities Festival, Journeys. This program and matinee was generously underwritten by the Lohengrin Foundation, Baxter International, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and Lorraine and Jay Jaffe.
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Astrophysicist, Space Science Education Lead for NASA, & Inspirational Speaker